Benjamin Gilbert Armstrong

Brief Life History of Benjamin Gilbert

When Benjamin Gilbert Armstrong was born on 24 February 1900, in Brock, Darke, Ohio, United States, his father, Jobe Armstrong, was 47 and his mother, Ida May Gilbert, was 33. He married Orpha May Shaner on 31 October 1923, in Darke, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in York Township, Darke, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1950. He died on 21 September 1986, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Gilbert Armstrong
1900–1986
Orpha May Shaner
1901–1981
Marriage: 31 October 1923
Roberta Jane Armstrong
1927–2019
Barbara Jean Armstrong
1931–1997

Sources (11)

  • Benjamine Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Gilbert Armstrong, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Ben G Armstrong, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (mainly Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): nickname from Middle English arm + strang, for someone who was ‘strong in the arm’.

Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O'Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’.

History: This surname was brought to PA, NJ, and NH in the 18th century by several different families of northern Irish and northern English Protestants. One such was James Armstrong, who emigrated from Fermanagh to Cumberland County, PA, in 1745; another was John Armstrong (1720–95), who settled in Carlisle, PA, c. 1748.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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